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Derrida's SecretPerjury, Testimony, Oath$
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Charles Barbour

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781474424998

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424998.001.0001

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Open Secrets: Literature, Politics and Testimonial Truth

Open Secrets: Literature, Politics and Testimonial Truth

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Derrida's Secret

Charles Barbour

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter extends the argument of the book by considering literature as a paradigmatic example of the secret. It focuses particularly on Derrida’s consideration of testimony, or the act of speaking one’s own unique truth.

Keywords:   Derrida, Literature, Politics, Testimony, Blanchot

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